Carlos Saura’s ‘The Hunt’ Sees Contempo ‘Revision’ in ‘The Prey’

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“La Mesías” star Carmen Machi, Almodóvar muse Rossy de Palma and Blanca Portillo, a Cannes finest actress co-winner for Almodóvar’s “Volver,” are set to star in “The Prey” (“Dia de Caza”), billed as a up to date revision of Carlos Saura’s 1965 pic “The Hunt,” fairly probably his crowing achievement.

The movie is ready to shoot in July in Spain’s Extremadura, with theatrical launch scheduled for summer season 2025.

Brutal, kinetic at instances and taking no prisoners, Saura’s unique gained a Berlin Silver Bear. The movie follows three once-close buddies reuinting for a rabbit hunt; the ultimate bloody final result was learn as a broad metaphor of the social elite in dictator Francisco Franco’s Spain.

Directed by Pedro Aguilera (“Splendid Hotel,” “Sister of Mine”) “The Prey,” set in the summertime of 2024, has three girls reuniting for a rabbit hunt in the exact same stark valley the place Saura shot “The Hunt” virtually 60 years earlier than. Under a remorseless solar, previous resentments resurface and eventually explode. 

“It’s impossible not to remember that almost 60 years before, another hunt, in that very same location, ended in tragedy,” the synopsis reads.

The movie’s screenplay is written by Lola Mayo, who co-penned Javier Rebollo’s “The Dead Man and Being Happy” and “Woman Without Piano,” a San Sebastian finest director winner.

“The Prey” is produced by Jaime Gona and affiliate produced by Stéphane Sorlat (“Goya, Carriere and the Ghost of Bunuel”) and Thomas Pibarot (“The Beasts”).  Anna Saura, daughter of Carlos Saura, govt produces.

It is structured as a Spain-France co-production, produced by Gona’s Gonita Filmacción and Sorlat’s Mondex et Cine. The movie is backed by Spanish public broadcaster RTVE, pay TV large Movistar Plus+, the federal government of Extremadura, Ibero-America movie fund Ibermedia, the E.U. Creative Europe Media Program and Madrid’s regional authorities.

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